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Yankee sluggers pose together at Yankee Stadium Sept. 20, 1936. From left: Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Lazzeri. The Yankees went on to win the World Series over the New York Giants in six games.

Born on November 25, 1914, in Martinez, California, Joe DiMaggio started and ended his major league career with the New York Yankees. Between 1936 and 1951, DiMaggio helped the Yankees to nine World Series titles and broke the record for hits in consecutive games with 56. In 1954, DiMaggio married Marilyn Monroe and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame a year later.

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One of my favorite baseball players

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was a right-handed pitcher who played in the Negro League as well as in Major League Baseball, though he didn't play in the major leagues until the age of 42 due to segregation at the time. Stars such as Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller and others praised Paige as the best they had ever seen. He was inducted into the HOF in 1971, the first player from the Negro League to be so honored.

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was a right-handed pitcher who played in the Negro League as well as in Major League Baseball, though he didn't play in the major leagues until the age of 42. “Satchel” Paige, was named all-time outstanding player by the National Baseball Congress (January 30, 1965). Stars such as Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller and others praised Paige as the best they had ever seen. He was the first player from the Negro League to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

1937 AL all stars; Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx and -- towering above all -- Hank Greenberg

1927 Yankees Murderers Row. The Yankees went 110-44, outscored opponents by 371 runs, and then ambushed Pittsburgh in the World Series. A couple of guys named Ruth and Gehrig hit 107 homers and scored 307 runs.